Walking

Following a string of developments in 2014 pushing the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) toward more multi-modal planning, a new Strategic Management Plan lays out ambitious goals for the increased use of alternative modes.
Apr 17, 2015   Streetsblog California
We know not everyone is pleased with the winter right now, but there's no denying the beauty of the United States when it's covered in snow.
Mar 6, 2015   New York Times
"Urban Mobility Plans – National Approaches and Local Practice," a new guidebook by the Sustainable Urban Transportation Project, describes specific policies and planning practices to maximize urban transport system efficiency.
Dec 16, 2014   Urban Mobility Plans – National Approaches and Local Practice
Few people escape on-the-job stress, but LA County Planner Clement Lau has some tips for his cohorts designed to help them recover from the pressures of work.
Oct 20, 2014   UrbDeZine
An article in The New Yorker examines the many benefits granted the life of the mind through the act of walking.
Sep 5, 2014   The New Yorker
Blog Post
In 1969, American children walked to school as often as not. But today, many parents frown on children doing anything outside while alone. Blog Post
Sep 3, 2014   By Michael Lewyn
In a review of the iPhone app Human, Los Angeles County planner Clement Lau examines how the daily movement of residents can be measured.
Jul 20, 2014   UrbDeZine
Traffic diverters can be designed as a hybrid of permeable greenways and woonerfs to make walking and biking easier, safer, and even more pleasant than driving.
May 11, 2014   Transitized
The Alliance for Biking and Walking’s 2014 Benchmarking report found a strong correlation between active commuting rates and health outcomes like diabetes, obesity, and high blood pressure.
Apr 20, 2014   Streetsblog USA
Blog Post
In some ways, suburbia has clearly given its residents the benefits they hoped for: newer housing with more space, cheaper housing than in the most fashionable city neighborhoods, and "better" (that is, more racially and economically segregated) schools. Blog Post
Feb 13, 2014   By Michael Lewyn
San Diego's downtown street grid features smaller blocks than almost all other major U.S. cities. Small blocks mean more intersections, less distance between them, and a lot of interrupted bipedaling. Bill Adams reviews some potential fixes.
Jan 29, 2014   UrbDeZine.com